Join us for the opening night of Woubi Chéri! Press play with us at 7 PM on February 18th and join the conversation using #CineFierte on social media.
The film will be preceded by Julie Lassonde's short film Allez vous faire foutre and Thomas Ducastel's short film Monsieur.
All of them are presented in French with English subtitles
Join us on Sunday, February 21 at 2 p.m. to discuss the themes addressed in the three films screened during this second week of Ciné Fierté and to forge links between members of the Franco-Ontarian LGBTQIA+ community and allies. Everyone is welcome. The discussion will be in French, and a good understanding of French will be needed to follow and to participate at this live event.
Woubi Chéri (1998)
BY LAURENT BOCAHUT AND PHILIPS BROOKS – French with English subtitles
This documentary looks at gay life in contemporary Africa. In Woubi chéri, the “branchés” gays of the Ivory Coast tell their own stories, bringing a new sense of gay and lesbian life as it has never been seen before – its humour, emotions, politics and traditions, its pleasure and pain.
Our characters take us on an exploration of their cultural and sexual identities, leading us into their world as they see and experience it. The parameters are different and the experiences of homosexual Africans change the notion of the what is “gay”, what is “straight” for those in the West as well.
Allez vous faire foutre (2020)
BY JULIE LASSONDE - ON, CANADA
This short film is based on a true story. It explores my experience of attempting to have a Francophone Black man released from jail, a man who has been detained in Toronto for over six years for immigration reasons. The short film denounces the fact that Canada did not yet establish time limits for immigration detention, even when a person has never been found guilty of a crime in Canada.
BY THOMAS DUCASTEL Thomas Ducastel – France
Georgie and Stan are two friends living in Lens. Georgie dreams of the stage and Stan of cinema. When Georgie learns that his idol will be present at the “Monsieur Pas-de-Calais” competition, he asks Stan, who is shooting the video of the event, to help him to enter the competition. But the rush of events will bring to light the underlying tensions of their relationship.
Ciné Fierté is a project conducted in partnership with Cinéfranco, FrancoQueer and Inside Out around LGBTQ+ themed French-language cinema.
Ciné Fierté was made possible thanks to the financial support of the Ontario Ministry of Francophone Affairs.